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Re^2: The first lambda language to go mainstream ?by LanX (Bishop)
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Well the question was also about Perl4 and having references, IIRC the old typeglob mechanism to pass functions around is a legacy of Perl4
JS OTOH only introduced full functional mechanisms with version 1.2 in June 1997.
> But I think his point is in the "to go mainstream" part, I don't think perl reached that point yet, perl6 could do it perhaps.
hehe flaming potential! :)
IIRC both JS and Perl are listed in the top 10 of most used languages, and Perl was much earlier popular than JS.
But Crockford seems to be an ex-Java programmer who first learned scripting with JS.
For instance he gives some horrible advices in his book, no Saint of the monastery would ever give!
(like using || to assign undefined values a default value! Hei JS does like Perl type casting mapping 0 and "" to false !!!)